Roger Federer And Duchess Of Cambridge Announce Their Charity Tennis Event
A game of charity tennis open will be hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge and Roger Federer.
The 40-year-old royal and 41-year-old Swiss champion will host special tournaments at London’s The O2 this September to support Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis Foundation.
Providing practical and emotional support to young people, the former non-profit is patronized by Catherine.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to participate.
“It will be a memorable and engaging tennis experience for children aged 8-15 in East London.”
A fundraiser friendly will be held in support of the Laver Cup, in which Federer will play other tennis players.
On September 22, there will be a Laver Cup Open Practice Day.
Tickets are available via lavercup.com/tickets and will be split between the two causes.
Following George’s attendance at Wimbledon in 2019, the pair came together for a charity tennis tournament after the couple’s eldest son received a private tennis lesson from the court ace.
At that stage, all it takes is to touch the ball, and it’s already perfect, according to Federer – who has four children of his own.
The same is true for my boys, as well. I should have some advantage in spending time with each of them.
It’s the first time he’s met a player. If you know your favourite player, you have a head start.”Hopefully, he will continue playing racket sports.
His mum has always enjoyed their tennis … hopefully, in a few years, he will still feel the same. “I love to see that they’re into tennis or sports.
Previously, the Duke of Cambridge expressed his desire for his children to become sports enthusiasts.
After playing tennis and football with his kids, the 40-year-old royal said he wanted them to take up sports in the future.
Novak Djokovic responded to Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic’s question about his children: “Very well. Getting tennis rackets and footballs into their hands.”